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Why You Keep Overeating At Night

This week we're talking about the sneaky little lies that are keeping you overweight and how you can recognise and reverse them

Let's talk about reason #103 why you keep overeating at night... "banking calories".

"I haven't eaten all day so I DESERVE this"⁠
"I haven't eaten all day so I can AFFORD to eat this"⁠
"I haven't eaten all day so I can SPLURGE now"⁠

*insert whiney voice here*

Straight up, banking calories is not a thing. You can't "save now, spend later" when it comes to calories and what you eat. Your body needs sufficient calories all throughout the day so it can function efficiently. And if you don't give it those calories when it needs them, it will force you to eat tsunami-sized portions of food to compensate.

Straight up, banking calories is not a thing. You can't "save now, spend later" when it comes to calories and what you eat.

Here's what you should do instead:⁠

1. LISTEN TO YOUR BODY. ⁠
You might be busy with kids, meetings etc, but it only takes a moment to check-in and see how you're feeling.⁠

2. IF YOU'RE HUNGRY, E.A.T!!⁠
This is not rocket science. What do you feel like eating at that moment? Honour your body's needs. It's here to support you for the long haul. Respect that.⁠

3. YOU DESERVE TO EAT WHAT YOU ENJOY.⁠
You don't have to bank calories or wait for a special occasion to eat the doughnut. If you want it, eat it and enjoy it. The doughnut does not mean you have "ruined" your eating or "failed". It's just a doughnut. Enjoy it for what it is and move the fu*k on.⁠

There is never going to be a "right time" to deal with your emotional eating. There is just time and you choose what to do with it.⁠⁠
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It won't be easier tomorrow.⁠⁠
It won't be easier next week.⁠⁠
And it definitely won't be easier next month.⁠⁠
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I want to be clear, you can't (and won't) do it before you're ready. That's okay, too. But you will need to push yourself *a little*.
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Want a life and body that feels easy and not stressy?⁠ You gotta step up, girl.

It's not going to feel good, but that's what growing and becoming an even more amazing wife/mother/partner/woman looks like!
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STEP 1 - What are you willing to DO to make your relationship with food (or anything) the way you want it?⁠⁠
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STEP 2 - What are you willing to STOP doing to have things the way you want it?⁠⁠
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STEP 3 - How can you do what's necessary to get the job done AND enjoy the process? (and p.s. there are a million options here)⁠⁠
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Remember, the feelings you get from eating when you're not hungry are only a temporary escape. Changing your relationship with yourself lasts a lifetime.

And if you're looking for more ways to take control of your weight, take my FREE Weight Loss Course. Your butt will thank you for it!

kylie pax CURB YOUR CRAVINGS

You’ve been watching your diet. You’ve been working out. You’ve even thrown in a meditation session for good measure…

 

So why, oh why do you still get junk food cravings?

 

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We all know what it’s like. You can refuse the glazed donuts at work. You can politely decline the deep fried chicken wings at lunch, but the minute you walk in the door at the end of the day, out comes the bread, butter and raw cookie dough for dinner.

Cravings can often be mental, emotional or nutritional. It’s time to wise up to our body’s language of love…food love that is.

Next time the munchies strike, check out these three steps to help you satisfy even the strongest food craving so you can stop sabotaging your weight loss efforts.

 

Craving Something Sweet?

Keep a stash of frozen berries in the freezer for guilt free snacking or add a splash of coconut cream, some banana and nut butter for a creamy dessert. The berries and banana will satisfy your sweet tooth, coconut cream adds some creaminess and nut butter adds essential fats and protein. Top with cacao nibs for an extra magnesium hit and you’ll be loaded with antioxidant goodness without the sugar high!

 

Craving Something Salty?

A packet of chips was my standard response to those cravings for something salty and crunchy. Thankfully these days I have a new weapon… kale chips! Leafy greens provide you with the manganese you may be lacking and they taste great too! Kale chips are so easy to make you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them. Simply rinse and dry fresh kale leaves, gently coat them with a good quality olive oil and top with shredded parmesan cheese or your choice of spices. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes at 180 degrees (160 degrees fan forced) and devour immediately.

 

Craving Carbs?

As strange as this sounds, if you have an uncontrollable hankering for some bread, you may actually be needing protein. Try adding some healthy protein like fish, eggs or organic chicken to your next meal. You can even snack on a small plate of beans or nuts to help you curb those cravings on the spot! Finally, when your gorgeous body speaks…listen. Getting to know what your cravings really mean is the first step to a happier, healthier and slimmer you!

 

If you loved this then you’ll cry into your Oreo ice cream if you don’t check out Five Minute Fat Loss Secrets.

If you’re ready to up your weight loss game big-time, then THIS is what you’ve been waiting for!

Just hit the link (yes, this one) to find out more… 😉 

 

Ditch the Diet News:

I’ve been featured as part of Get 1 Active’s Happier Healthier World Campaign! You can find me featured among  Olympic athletes such as Sonia O’Sullivan and Derval O’Rourke. To find out more about the Get 1 Active Campaign, just visit Get1Active.com

 

Now I’d looove to hear from you! What are some of your biggest, spookiest cravings? Let me know in the comments below!

 

Here’s to Ditching the Diet! 

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